buffalo grass


Definition of buffalo grass

: a low-growing perennial grass (Buchloë dactyloides) native to the Great Plains that has curly grayish-green leaves also : grama

Examples of buffalo grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bermuda grass, zoysia and buffalo grass can go dormant in the winter. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: The best gardening books to give as Christmas gifts," 18 Dec. 2020 Bermuda, zoysia and buffalo grass can be allowed to go dormant this summer if water for irrigation is unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: The 2 easiest ways to get more birds and pollinators in your San Antonio garden right now: hummingbird feeders, birdbaths," 20 Aug. 2020 That is especially true of Bermuda grass and buffalo grass. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "How to deal if your lawn’s in excessive shade," 2 Aug. 2019 The right side of the hole is defined by buffalo grasses and bunkers. star-telegram, "How to play the Trinity Forest golf course: Be creative and embrace the character | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Native buffalo grass, for example, has roots as much as eight feet deep. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Forest preserve workshop encourages gardeners to go native," 14 Mar. 2018 It was made energy-efficient with structural insulating panels, geothermal heating and cooling, tankless hot water and a roof covered in drought-resistant, low-maintenance buffalo grass. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$450,000 Homes in Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Wisconsin," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of buffalo grass

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Buffalo grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20grass. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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